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K. M. Walton

K. M. Walton is the author of Cracked and Empty. A former middle school language arts teacher and teaching coach, she is passionate about education and ending peer bullying. She lives in Pennsylvania with her family. Visit her online at and follow her on Twitter at @KMWalton1.
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CRACKED by K.M. Walton

In this gripping debut, a teen takes a bottle of pills and lands in the psych ward with the bully who drove him to attempt suicide.

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K. M. Walton
Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. If you want it, make it happen.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. My mother. She taught me by example: kindness, empathy, drive, determination.

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. I'm thinking the fajita salad from On the Border because there are so many different things in that salad that it would help bolster variety in that situation. But it would be hard to eat that for breakfast.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. The love of exercise.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Being on a private tropical beach with my husband and two sons. We'd swim all day in the crystal blue water, have our lunch grilled for us and delivered, as we lounged on padded chaises. Fresh tropical drinks in our hands (non-alcoholic in the boys' hands of course, what kind of mother do you think I am?) and a live reggae band playing Jimmy Cliff and Bob to complete the mood.

Wow. Want. Now.

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July 23, 2011

If you're reading this right now I already think you're cool. I hope you've either read CRACKED or are about to because then you'd be even cooler in my opinion! Check out my author page here and get to know me a bit. Stop back because I'll add new posts! See ya around, oh cool one.

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